STRAIT OF MALACCA (April 21, 2018) Sailors currently assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) participate in a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the sinking of USS Grenadier (SS 210). Mercy is currently deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). ). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jackey Smith/Released)

Sailors aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) supporting the Pacific Partnership 2018 mission participate in a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the sinking of USS Grenadier (SS 210) in the Strait of Malacca, April 21.

U.S. Navy/MCC Jackey Smith

Admiral Scott H. Swift

Commander

YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 20, 2018) Fleet Master Chief James Honea, fleet master chief of U.S. Pacific Fleet, talks with forward deployed naval forces command master chiefs during the MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. This symposium is focused on command master chief training and development.  While being the first MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium offered outside the states, it had a wide attendance from senior leaders across the forward deployed naval forces.  (Photo by U.S. Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Barry Hirayama/Released)

MCPON's Executive Leadership Symposium makes first stop in Japan

The U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief led the first overseas MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium, April 18-20.

TUWAU, Malaysia (April 21, 2018) Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrives in Tawau for a mission stop in support of Pacific Partnership 2018. PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

Brunswick arrives in Malaysia for Pacific Partnership

USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrived in Tawau, Malaysia, April 21, for the embarked team's third Pacific Partnership 2018 mission stop.

PEARL HARBOR (April 20, 2018) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the final time. Bremerton is en route to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, to commence its inactivation process and decommissioning after 37 years of service.(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Griffin/Released)

USS Bremerton departs Pearl Harbor for final time

USS Bremerton (SSN 698) departed Pearl Harbor, April 20, bound for Bremerton, Wash., to begin the inactivation and decommissioning process.

SAN DIEGO (June 25, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returns from a 250-day independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. While deployed the crew of more than 300 Sailors conducted presence operations and goodwill activities with partner nations in both U.S. 7th and 5th Fleets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)

Milius to depart San Diego, forward deploy to 7th Fleet

The ballistic missile defense (BMD) capable guided-missile destroyer departs San Diego, April 20, to join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan.

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 2, 2018) The future San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) transits Guantanamo Bay during a brief fuel stop. The ship is currently on its way to home port in San Diego, and is scheduled to be commissioned in its namesake city of Portland, Oregon in April. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay is the Navy’s strategic logistics installation for routine, contingency, humanitarian, counternarcotic and migrant operations in the Caribbean; providing high quality of life while preserving environmental, historic and cultural resources. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

Navy to commission amphibious transport dock ship Portland

The future USS Portland (LPD 27) will be commissioned during a ceremony in Portland, Oregon, April 21.

PEARL HARBOR (April 18, 2018) Operations Specialist 1st Class Michael Grimstead, Irvine, California, receives the first hug during the homecoming celebration for the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Michael Murphy returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a three-month deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group. The crew of 350 Sailors conducted training with the French navy and visited the Philippines and Guam. USS Michael Murphy also completed a joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) patrol with the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica O. Blackwell)

USS Michael Murphy returns home from deployment

The guided-missile destroyer returned to Pearl Harbor, April 18, after a deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group.

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 12, 2018) Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) simulate fighting a fire during a general quarters drill. John C. Stennis is underway conducting routine training as it continues preparing for its next scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)

USS John C. Stennis completes TSTA/FEP

The aircraft carrier successfully completed its tailored ship's training availability (TSTA) and final evaluation problem (FEP) this week.

SASEBO, Japan (April 18, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Sasebo, capping six years of forward deployed service in the Indo-Pacific region. Bonhomme Richard will now transit to its new homeport in San Diego for follow-on operations and eventual upgrades to become F-35B Lightning II capable. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)

Bonhomme Richard departs Japan, concludes forward-deployed service

The amphibious assault ship departed Sasebo, April 18, capping six years of forward-deployed service.

KAUAI, Hawaii (April 17, 2018) A view of a flooded area of Kauai as seen from a CH-47 Chinook from the U.S. Army's 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. Hundreds of people were stranded after severe rains, flooding and mudslides in Kauai blocked roadways and surrounded homes. 25th Infantry Division Soldiers transported emergency vehicles, food, water, bedding, hygiene products and other supplies to affected areas, and transported people stranded to Camp Naue near Princeville, Kauai. 25th Inf. Div. aviation assets were tasked to support relief efforts after the state requested assistance through U.S. Pacific Command. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson)

Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility assists with Kauai relief

The U.S. Navy in Hawaii is part of a multi-agency team providing relief to hundreds of isolated or displaced residents.

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2017) The forward-deployed guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Barry (DDG 52) participate in a formation exercise during Multisail 17. Multisail 17 is a bilateral training exercise improving interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. This exercise benefits from realistic, shared training enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)

Navy establishes command to ensure readiness of warships forward deployed in Japan

Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific oversees surface ship maintenance, training and certification.

SAN DIEGO (April 16, 2017) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) gets underway to complete the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group Cruiser-Destroyer (CRUDES) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. SWATTs are led by SMWDC and supported by a host of other organizations, and are designed to increase warfighting proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units. (U.S. Navy photo by Clinton C. Beaird/Released)

Stennis Carrier Strike Group cruiser-destroyer warships begin SWATT exercise

The training improves warfighting proficiency, lethality and interoperability before integrating with the strike group.

PORT KELANG, Malaysia (April 16, 2016) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy arrives in Port Kelang to support Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/RELEASED)

Mercy arrives in Malaysia for Pacific Partnership

U.S. and partner nation personnel supporting the Pacific Partnership mission aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship arrived in Port Kelang, April 16.

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